3 primary factors that finally caused Dan Snyder to sell the Commanders

(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Dan Snyder
(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Dan Snyder /
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What primary factors finally caused Dan Snyder to sell the Washington Commanders with a deal worth just under $6 billion agreed upon in principle?

After months of speculation and rumors, things are finally heating up where the Washington Commanders sale is concerned. A report from Sportico on Thursday afternoon that was confirmed by other respected insiders stated Dan Snyder had agreed – in principle – to sell the franchise to the group led by Josh Harris for a little under $6 billion.

This sparked joyous scenes from the team’s long-suffering fanbase on social media. There’s a way to go and the sale must also get approval from NFL owners, but this looks like we are finally in the endgame at long last.

It’s been a torrid spell for the organization since Snyder purchased the Commanders for $800 million. But now, fans can look forward to a brighter future with an ownership group that will have the team’s best interests at heart.

What led to this point? Here are three primary factors behind Snyder finally relinquishing power.

Primary Factor No. 1

(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) Dan Snyder /

One Commanders scandal too many

It’s seemingly been one scandal and legal dispute after another where Dan Snyder is concerned over the last few months. Something that even the crafty billionaire couldn’t overcome this time.

Snyder’s been a stain on the NFL for years. Someone out for his own personal gain rather than doing what’s right to take this storied franchise forward in a positive manner.

The Washington Commanders have gone from the league’s top table to an afterthought under his leadership. Once everything gets rubber-stamped – which shouldn’t be too difficult – then a new era of excitement and opportunity can formally begin.